Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Around the World: Morocco

Oh, I can't look at this picture without wanting to make and eat this all again! This is the menu for Morocco: Moroccan Tagine, Orange Couscous, tangerines (named after the city of Tangier, in Morocco!), and Cinnamon-Sugar Almonds.

Tagine is a thick Moroccan stew made with chickpeas, vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini, butternut squash, and peppers), raisins and spices, served on a fluffy bed of couscous. Couscous looks like a grain but is actually a tiny semolina pasta; it is a staple food in the cultural area of North Africa known as the Maghreb (west), which includes Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia. So there you go -- your geography lesson for the day!

The toasty, sugared almonds are actually even better using whole blanched almonds (almonds without their skins), but I wasn't able to locate any locally for the photo shoot.

Link: Vegan Lunch Box Around the World.

11 comments:

K said...

god that looks good

Constanze said...

Looks delicious, as ususal. Btw, it's not much work to blanch almonds. Just pour some boiling water over the almonds, wait a few minutes and the almond skins will be soft and loose and can be removed easily. And I agree, toasted blanched almonds taste so much better.

Jennifer said...

Oh, YUM!!! You had me at Morocco, but I didn't expect my mouth to be watering! Simply divine.

A said...

ooh, yeah, as soon as i saw the picture i knew what was for dinner tonight! wish me luck in making a dish that hopefully turns out as delicious as your looks!

Susie - secondhandsusie.blogspot.com said...

Wow! That looks amazing! Time to get my tagine out I think!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, I love Moroccan food!

These pictures have been amazing. Next time I'm at the book store I am buying this book!

RaceForTaste said...

happy birthday!!!!

The Voracious Vegan said...

This picture made me so hungry! I love Moroccan food and this looks delicious.

Power Plant said...

Looks awesome!

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